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Lung India. 2013 Jul;30(3):203-5. doi: 10.4103/0970-2113.116262.

Spontaneous resolution of post-traumatic pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm: Report of two cases.

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Department of Radiology, Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Abstract

Pulmonary artery aneurysm is a rare clinical entity with congenital or mycotic origin being most common causes. Post-traumatic pulmonary pseudoaneurysms are extremely rare. Unless diagnosed early and properly managed, these can be fatal. Only few cases have been reported in the literature with most (except the one) being diagnosed much later after the initial injury and managed surgically. Only one case has been reported following blunt trauma injury, which was diagnosed immediately using computed tomography scan and managed conservatively. Here, we report two cases of pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm one following gunshot injury and other following blunt injury which was diagnosed on contrast enhanced computed tomography chest and managed conservatively.

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Contrast enhanced computed tomography; pseudoaneurysm; pulmonary artery; trauma

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